Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

We had a great Christmas Day Celebration at the Diseth's new home. The kids enjoyed running around, playing and dancing with their cousins. I think they enjoyed opening presents the most though!

Great memories and new traditions are being made!
Thank You Diseth Family for hosting!
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Santa Came to our House!

Jackson and Ellee were excited to wake up Christmas morning to a car for Ellee's princesses and a glow dome for Jackson!

Ahhhh.....The Marble Maze!

We had a great time this year seeing the excitment on the kids faces as they opened their presents!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

We spent Christmas Eve with Shawn's Family and enjoyed our time together.

All the kids were invited up to sing at Church, so Ellee, Thomas and Marin decided to go. They needed to be like all the other kids and got in line for the sheet with all the songs on it. We weren't sure if Ellee would stay...she didn't, she wandered down an aisle looking for us and then ran back up on stage and finished it out...the children's choir director was handing out bells for the last song, so I think that may have intrigued her.

Grandma & Grandpa McGowan with all 6 Grandkids!

Ellee, Thomas (pulling Kennedy), Marin holding Tate and Jackson

This was a tough picture to get this year!
May get even tougher when Shawn's younger sister, Katie, adds a little guy to the bunch. We are so excited....There's almost 7 of them!

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Merry Christmas!

From Our Family to Yours.......Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

If they could just stay little.....

Ellee and Shawn took a little snooze together. This hasn't happened since she was a baby.
I think it is so sweet.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Fantasy Lights

Fantasy Lights was another hit this year and has become quite the fun tradition for the kids. This year Jackson and Ellee really wanted their cousins, Sophia & Parker to come with us. All the kids really enjoyed getting out of their carseats, roaming around the car and sitting on Shawn's lap to "drive."

All the kids were dressed in their jammies to enjoy the lights. Jackson decided to take his shirt off...since he sleeps that way of course!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kids Christmas Party

Sophia, Jackson, Parker, Ellee & Hilary posing for a picture at the Christmas Party Nana and Papa Pedersen threw for them a few days before Christmas.

The kids enjoyed decorating and tasting cookies.

Nana helping Ellee

Sweet Baby Hilary

Thank You Nana and Papa for having a wonderful Christmas Party for the kids!
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Christmas Art

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Preschool Christmas Program

Ellee's Preschool Christmas Program was really cute!

She did however have her headband taken away because she was playing with it and tried to come see me because another little boy ran down stage to his mommy. She did end up staying and pulled it together for the ending song: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

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I'm Baaaack!!!!!!

Look who it is! Ellee hasn't taken naps for about a year now....not worth the fight, but apparently this day she couldn't fight it any longer and fell asleep playing in the toy room....Literally on top of some toys.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

"Oh Christmas Tree"

We went to search for our Christmas tree on such a beautiful morning!

Jackson liked all the Charlie Brown Christmas Trees.

The kids favorite part was riding the train out to all the trees.

Jackson took this picture of us....he's getting pretty good at it. I often find him with my phone taking pictures and saving them as my wallpaper.

We only had 1 small mishap in the was Jackson this year, Ellee last year!
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